Growing and Keeping Young Worship Leaders and Creatives

Worship ministry is one of the concrete places for young adults to serve in the church. Whether it be on the music team, tech team or other creative aspects, involvement in worship ministry seems to be one way keep young … Continued

Ministry Finish Lines: How Will You Know You Succeeded?

I always like ministry work trips where you spend a few days serving in building walls, cleaning out old houses or other small projects. I enjoy completing those things!  When you’re putting up a wall, you know when you’re finished.  At … Continued

Boost Your Child’s Confidence (Seven Ways)

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A child’s self-esteem is rooted in an understanding of his or her value. A child’s self-confidence is rooted in his or her abilities. Both of these things begin at home. Little by little, over the daily course of life, parents … Continued

Fatigue is a Vision Killer

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Jesus needed time for rest and so do you. Ministry is not easy and when we become weary it’s difficult to see things clearly. In his book, The Power of Vision, George Barna states: If you have difficultly generating excitement … Continued

Survival Is A Terrible Goal For A Church

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Sometimes, a church will get the idea that God’s vision for their ministry is to maintain what they have before pursuing growth and health. The fact is that “survival” is a terrible goal. Hoping to keep the status quo is … Continued

7 Simple Ways Church Staff Can Build Trust

God’s most precious commodity in all the world is people and we must follow suit.  Our role as a pastor or staff member is to help grow the church and assist them in being Jesus to the world.  If trust … Continued

8 Ways to Increase Focus in Your Work

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Very few people know how to work for 30 uninterrupted minutes, but you should be able to do much more.  It begins with a plan to know your main objective and priority for the day.  Which projects needs your focused … Continued

New Season = New Volunteer Energy (5 Ideas)

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There are certain automatic entry points in the calendar year of ministry and fall is one of the big ones. People are naturally thinking about new routines. The summer has been refreshing, but the fall is a new start. As … Continued

Go For No’s

If you are needing to ask volunteers to help serve or request donations for some event, here’s one great tip: Most people have a goal for how many people say, “yes.” But, if you want to get motivated, have a … Continued

Eight Ways To Think Like A Big Church

There’s not only a mandate for the church to grow, there is a natural desire for most churches and church leaders to want to grow.   There are some people who run around saying, “it’s not about numbers”, and in one … Continued

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